Barclays announced it has appointed Barry Rodrigues as Chief Executive Officer of Barclaycard International. Mr. Rodrigues will be based in New York and join the Barclays International Executive Committee, reporting directly to Tim Throsby, President, Barclays International and CEO, Corporate and Investment Bank.
Mr. Rodrigues joins Barclays following six years at Citi where he was most recently Head of Digital Payments for the Global Consumer Bank. In this role he was responsible for the strategy, design and execution of next-generation payment solutions and platforms across both digital commerce and money transmission. His team was also responsible for negotiating and managing strategic payment partnerships with leading digital players. Mr. Rodrigues also led Citi’s tokenization efforts and integration with Zelle.
Before joining Citi, Mr. Rodrigues spent over 25 years at American Express culminating in his role as President of their Global Network business. Prior to this, he held a variety of roles, including General Manager of American Express Bank UK where he had oversight for the firm’s treasury, corporate, private and correspondent banking businesses.
Barclaycard International is a leading global payments business with a history of innovation and a proud track record of firsts in the payments industry. The business serves more than 16 million consumers globally and works with a wide range of clients, from household names to small and medium sized enterprises. It provides branded and co-branded consumer credit cards, lending and retail deposit services to consumers and business-to-business solutions to clients. It processed more than £319bn in payments in 2016 and has performed strongly across all business areas over the last five years. Barclaycard International is a key component of Barclays’ transatlantic consumer, corporate and investment bank, with ambitious plans for further growth.
Tim Throsby commented: “Barry brings a wealth of experience, skill and industry knowhow to Barclays and we’re pleased to welcome him to the firm. He is a talented and innovative professional who is positioned well to lead our Barclaycard International businesses into the future. Barry will deliver leadership, value and execution for our colleagues and clients as Barclaycard continues to grow at this time of rapid and continual change in the cards and payments industries.”
Barry Rodrigues said: “I’m delighted to be joining Barclays and excited to be leading Barclaycard International. This is a time of immense change in our industry, but this brings enormous opportunity for any organisation that is able to adapt and respond to customer and client demands. Barclaycard has been at the forefront of payments innovation for more than 50 years and continues to be a leader in this arena. I look forward to working with the team to build on their past successes and deliver continuing growth in the future.”
Mr. Rodrigues is married with three daughters. He holds an M.B.A. from George Washington University and has lived in New York, London, Singapore and Hong Kong over his career. He is expected to join Barclaycard International in early November.